EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -– As students flock to Lane Community College (LCC) for the first day of fall term, city representatives meet with the school board to talk about projects of mutual interest. One of the biggest issues students face is traffic getting to campus. LCC isn’t easily accessible by foot or bike and the Lane Transit District offers several convenient routes to get students and staff to campus. As Eugene and its student population continue to grow, school and city officials want to explore options to make student transit more efficient.
At a work session Monday, both sides will meet to talk about the possibility of an EmX line from northwest Eugene to LCC. A new rapid transit route could make the commute more accessible for some students and relieve some traffic in the area. The City says this is just the beginning of the discussion and a lot more work needs to be done before a project like this could become a reality.